Nearly $2M Spent in Fight Over Issue 1

by Associated Press  on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 2:17 pm   1 min read

The Arkansas Supreme Court building in Little Rock. (Dustin Nevill)

LITTLE ROCK — Supporters and opponents of a proposal to limit the damages awarded in civil lawsuits in Arkansas report spending nearly $2 million combined last month in the campaign fight over the measure.

Arkansans for Jobs and Justice, the primary group campaigning for the proposed constitutional amendment, reported Monday raising more than $387,000 last month and spending more than $1 million. The group reported having more than $388,000 in the bank.

Protect Arkansas Families, which is campaigning against the measure, raised more than $205,000 last month and spent more than $941,000. The group reported having nearly $171,000 in the bank.

A Pulaski County judge has disqualified the measure from the November ballot, but an appeal of that ruling is pending before the state Supreme Court.

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